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Compensation & Benefits

Snapshot: Childcare issues could hinder return to work

Working parents worry about sending kids back to daycare when work reopens. Health and financial concerns may force many to stay home with children instead of working.

Single women worry most about retirement security

Unmarried women are less confident about their retirement prospects than their married counterparts, according to a new study by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. It turns out, there are good reasons for them to worry.

Supreme Court rules for religious employers

Two of the U.S. Supreme Court’s final decisions of the 2019-2020 term backed employers’ ability to invoke religion to exempt themselves from laws affecting employees and the workplace.

The next coronavirus crisis: No care for employees’ kids

As you get ready to bring employees back to your physical workplace, prepare for an unexpected impediment: Workers unable to return because they can’t find anyone to look after their children.

Back to work with higher pay! Or maybe less

Employers that need to closely manage their labor budgets face challenging times. Many have had to raise wages to ensure adequate staffing. But more money isn’t a universal solution.

Let’s talk about PTO and payroll taxes

Employees just getting back to the office may be reluctant to schedule time off, either because they have a lot to do or because they don’t want to be seen as dispensable. But you’ll run headlong into a Payroll and HR catastrophe if you have a use-it-or-lose-it PTO policy.

Snapshot: Why employees say they take FFCRA paid leave

19% of employees polled say they have taken or plan to take paid leave available through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Use open enrollment to explain new plan changes

The coronavirus pandemic has ushered in important changes for employer-provided health plans. According to experts at the Mercer consulting firm, this fall’s upcoming open enrollment season is the perfect opportunity to make sure employees understand what’s new.

August 2020: Employer’s business tax calendar

Here’s your monthly guide to critical payroll due dates.

Pandemic perks: No-contact mobile refueling at work

Companies can come to your workplace and refuel employee or fleet cars on the spot.